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Ask a Lawyer: Healing and peacemaking at Edmonton's Indigenous court

Jun 6, 2023

Edmonton's Indigenous Court is an opportunity for healing, peacemaking and community support for Indigenous people in the justice system.

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Reconciliation and allyship: National Indigenous History Month

May 31, 2023

Legal Aid Alberta commemorates National Indigenous History Month by recognizing the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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Ask a Lawyer: Mental Health Court and the collaborative approach to justice

May 2, 2023

Mental Health Court is a specialized court that helps Albertans dealing with criminal charges and mental illness get the support they need.

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Ask a Lawyer: Strengthening representation for parents in conflict with the child welfare system

Apr 4, 2023

Newly established legal group will ensure lawyers have “innate knowledge” of complex laws and court practices to ensure quality legal representation

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Appearing in provincial court for the first time? Some changes are coming this spring you need to know about.

Mar 31, 2023

Alberta Courts plan to re-open Case Management Offices across the province on Tuesday, April 11.

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Increasing access to justice for Albertans

Mar 17, 2023

Alberta’s government is increasing the budget for legal aid by $40 million.

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In The News

Emergency protection order applications in response to family violence continue to rise in Alberta
The number of requests for emergency protection orders (EPO) for those facing family violence have spiked 17 per cent since 2018, says Legal Aid Alberta.
Calgary Herald | June 15, 2022

Domestic abuse and family violence on the rise in Alberta, organization says
Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) says the number of emergency protection orders (EPO) filed by the agency has risen 17 per cent since 2018. An EPO is a court order that can protect people facing violence by keeping away an abuser and removing them from the home.
CTV News Edmonton | June 15, 2022

Increase in requests for emergency protection orders in Alberta
Legal Aid Alberta is seeing an increase in requests for emergency protection orders in the province, as family violence continues to rise.
CityNews Edmonton | June 15, 2022

CTV NEWS VIDEO: Indigenous inmate number rising
The proportion of Indigenous inmates at federal prisons is rising across Canada, and nowhere more than in Edmonton. Carlyle Fiset reports and interviews LAA's Stephen Shirt.
CTV News Edmonton at 6 | May 27, 2022

Percentage of Indigenous inmates in Edmonton hitting new highs
LAA's Stephen Shirt, Indigenous courthouse navigator & assessment officer was interviewed by CTV Edmonton about the high and continuously increasing rates of Indigenous peoples in the Alberta prison system.
CTV News Edmonton | May 27, 2022

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